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This article was published on April 15, 2015

Skype for Mac update brings link previews and animated GIFs straight to chats

Skype for Mac update brings link previews and animated GIFs straight to chats
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Skype for Mac is today receiving a small but nifty upgrade to its chat interface.

With version 7.7 of the software, shared links will now show a visual summary of the content. Web Page links now display a preview of the site, with embedded images and animated GIFs in the chat window. Video links show as thumbnails.

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Currently, the previews only show up if you send a link without any text, but Skype says further improvements are coming. Mac is the first platform to support the new embeds; other platforms are due for the update in the coming months.

Skype 7.7 for Mac – Preview Web Links in Chat [OS X]

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